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Which CPU Fan is better.

ok so ive been looking at some CPU fans because my stock fan is extremely loud and does even cool that much. I was looking at the ZALMAN 9500A and the Hyper 212 Plus. They are right around the same price im wondering which one is better cooling wise. I don't know a lot about CPU fans so any help would help me.
here are the links
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118223

my specs

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 600W
Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
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  2. For Performance would agree wit ^. 212+ better than the 9500A.
    Me I like the 9500 - It looks a LOT better, and I like the solid cu base.
    Have the 9500A on my E6400 Oced to 3.2 GHz - works fine have had it since about 2 Monthes after the E6400s came out. Was on sale @ CompUSA before they went bellyup.

    Have the 9700 on an I5-750 OC to 3.8 (Normally set it to 3.2 (Not a big diff between 3.2 & 3.8 (Pabably close to the 212+ for performance)

    Have the 9900Max-B, waiting on my I5-2500K build - Beats the 212+ (Had a sale on it @ newegg recently for $65)

    Newegg recently had the 9900A-LED on sale for under $40 (performance between the 9700 and the 9900Max
  3. RetiredChief said:
    For Performance would agree wit ^. 212+ better than the 9500A.
    Me I like the 9500 - It looks a LOT better, and I like the solid cu base.
    Have the 9500A on my E6400 Oced to 3.2 GHz - works fine have had it since about 2 Monthes after the E6400s came out. Was on sale @ CompUSA before they went bellyup.

    Have the 9700 on an I5-750 OC to 3.8 (Normally set it to 3.2 (Not a big diff between 3.2 & 3.8 (Pabably close to the 212+ for performance)

    Have the 9900Max-B, waiting on my I5-2500K build - Beats the 212+ (Had a sale on it @ newegg recently for $65)

    Newegg recently had the 9900A-LED on sale for under $40 (performance between the 9700 and the 9900Max



    which one of the Two is quieter because i don't want aloud CPU cooler
  4. 9500A-lED
    Noise Level: 18.0±10%-27.5±10% dBA
    Hyper 212+
    Noise Level: 13 - 32 dBA

    Both have simular ratings @ newegg
    9500A-led has 2034 reviews while Hyper 212+ has 1256 reviews. Could be that the 9500A has been around longer.
  5. RetiredChief said:
    9500A-lED
    Noise Level: 18.0±10%-27.5±10% dBA
    Hyper 212+
    Noise Level: 13 - 32 dBA

    Both have simular ratings @ newegg
    9500A-led has 2034 reviews while Hyper 212+ has 1256 reviews. Could be that the 9500A has been around longer.


    So do you recommend me getting the 212+ of the 9500 because its quite and cools nicely
  6. Here's you'll see the Hyper 212 finish at 36.8C ... the winner in this test was the Megahelams at 29.6 ... that's a 7.2C difference

    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=292&Itemid=62&limit=1&limitstart=13

    Here you see the Scythe Mugen 2 topping the Megahalems

    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=447&Itemid=62&limit=1&limitstart=12

    The Scythe Mugen 2 SCMG 2100 is a bargain at $40 .... just $5 buys you another 7.5 degrees.

    .... add another $5 for the TIM ... Shin Etsu matches AS5's performance but w/o AS5's 200 hour curing time.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185142
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835150080
  7. JackNaylorPE said:
    Here's you'll see the Hyper 212 finish at 36.8C ... the winner in this test was the Megahelams at 29.6 ... that's a 7.2C difference

    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=292&Itemid=62&limit=1&limitstart=13

    Here you see the Scythe Mugen 2 topping the Megahalems

    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=447&Itemid=62&limit=1&limitstart=12

    The Scythe Mugen 2 SCMG 2100 is a bargain at $40 .... just $5 buys you another 7.5 degrees.

    .... add another $5 for the TIM ... Shin Etsu matches AS5's performance but w/o AS5's 200 hour curing time.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185142
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835150080


    ok so you think this one would be the best one for me to get. Does this One run really quiet because thats a huge factor in what i want in my CPU cooler.
  8. The 212+ is good but i wouldn't call it quiet.
    JackNaylorPE is right the Mugen 2 cools better and is quieter.
    Me i have a Thermalright MUX-120 cuz i really like quiet.
    Here's an excellent review.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/lga-1156-heatsink,2535.html
    Note in feature comparison the MUX-120 =no AMD support.
    That's no longer true.
    I agree with JackNaylorPE though the Mugen 2 is the best for the price and cooling ability.
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